Body contouring can be done in many ways, and one of the most cutting-edge new body-sculpting methods is CoolSculpting. Through this procedure, stubborn excess fat is frozen and eliminated from the body. The method is completely non-invasive and non-surgical. It involves controlled cooling techniques to achieve the patient’s fat-reduction goals.

The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for targeted body contouring. It can contour areas such as the back, the hips, the thighs, and the abdomen.

What to Expect

Before deciding on a treatment, you will have to consult with a skilled medical practitioner. They should be thoroughly trained in the art of body contouring with CoolSculpting technology.

Your body-contouring and fat-loss goals will be discussed in great detail during a consultation at our office. First, the doctor will examine and study your body from various angles. The specific areas you would like reduced in volume will be discussed.

The doctor will come up with a customized version of the procedure to fit your case. The treatment will cater to your specific needs.

Successive treatment sessions of CoolSculpting may be required to attain the desired results. If you are treating one small area, you may not need more than one treatment. Each session generally takes an hour to complete. If you are treating a larger area or multiple parts of the body in the same visit, the treatment process will take longer than one hour.

How CoolSculpting Works

The scientific principle of cryolipolysis is the basis of the procedure of CoolSculpting. In this principle, cool to cold temperatures are used to target fat cells in the visibly fatty areas of the body.

The targeted fat cells are neutralized by crystallizing, or freezing, the lipids inside of them. These fat cells are destroyed without damaging the skin or any other surrounding tissues, a process known as selective cryolipolysis. The dead fat cells are then slowly and naturally processed and filtered out of the body.

What to Expect During the Procedure

At the start of the procedure, warming gel pads are used to protect the superficial skin of the treatment areas from the cooling energy. You may feel a soft pulling or tugging sensation during the procedure, because suction is being applied to keep the targeted areas of skin in place.

The area can also become numb for a short while, but this goes away soon after. When intensely cold temperatures are being applied, you will feel a cold sensation, but this feeling soon goes away.

Overall, the procedure is quite comfortable, and you will not need any sort of anesthesia. You will be free to read, use mobile devices, or even sleep during the treatment.

A tingling sensation on the body part that has been treated is quite common. You may see some temporary redness or firmness on the area immediately after treatment.

You can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment. Because it is a non-surgical procedure, not much recovery is required. Go for follow up appointments with the doctor.

Find Out More

Pay a visit to Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa for an informative CoolSculpting consultation. To arrange an appointment for a consultation, contact our office today.